Public Anatomy Workshops

Anatomy workshops for the public

Public Anatomy Workshops 2023

An opportunity for members of the public to learn more about Human Anatomy at the University of Edinburgh.


Do you want to know more about the human body?

The Anatomy Team at the University of Edinburgh invite you to spend a day in the historic Old Medical School to explore the inner workings of the human body, with the return of the popular Public Anatomy Workshops.

Walk in the footsteps of generations of medical and anatomical students as you experience a combination of lectures and hands-on practical teaching, guided through each step by our team of expert anatomists.

Our 6 core workshops will focus on a specific region of the human body, and no prior knowledge or experience is required to participate.

New for 2023, we are introducing three additional themed workshops, exploring applied anatomical concepts including tissue engineering, sports-oriented anatomy and forensic anthropology.

Lunch and refreshments will be served in the Anatomical Museum, where you will be able to enjoy historic surroundings and discover our anatomical collection. Access to the museum is currently closed, so this allows a rare opportunity to spend some time looking at the history of medical teaching at the University of Edinburgh.

This unique experience is limited to 26 places per workshop. You may attend an individual workshop as a stand-alone educational experience, or combine all 9 workshops to create an unrivalled course in Human Anatomy.


Public Anatomy Workshop Dates

Anatomy of the Head and Neck                                        11th February 2023

Anatomy of the Upper Limb                                               11th March 2023

Building Body Parts (tissue engineering)                     22nd April 2023

Anatomy of the Chest                                                            13th May 2023

Anatomy of the Abdomen and Pelvis                             10th June 2023

Athletic Anatomy                                                                     8th July 2023

Anatomy of the Lower Limb                                               2nd September 2023

Anatomy of the Nervous System                                      14th October 2023

Forensic Anthropology                                                         11th November 2023


Additional Course Information

Due to the nature of these workshops, all participants must be over 16 years of age. There will be exposure to human cadaveric material. No photography will be permitted.

Places will be issued on a first-come, first serve basis, with each place secured by completed payment. Applicants may be screened during the application process.

Each workshop will run from 10:00am to 4:30pm, with lunch and refreshments provided.

A certificate of attendance will be available to participants.


Course Cost

Each individual workshop costs £100 per person.

If you wish to attend the full set of workshops, a discounted rate may be available. Please contact for further information.



To book a place, please visit our application page.

For more information, please contact

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